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Jay’s Longest Melanoma March passes through Bowning, Murrumbateman and Yass

Source: Yass Tribune, May 2019 Bowning local Tony Ryan was 61 when he died from melanoma and is still well-remembered by the community. It was a heavy loss for his wife Renata Ryan, who he built Rollonin Cafe at Bowning with, as well as his son Richard Ryan, daughter Kim Barton and niece Leanne Singleton. […]

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Terminal mum’s ‘life upside down’ as researchers find link with in situ melanoma and subsequent cancers

Source: ABC, April 2019 When Leanne Weyer had a melanoma removed from her shoulder four years ago, she presumed she would be OK. It was a matter of watch and wait. The mother of two took comfort in the positive outcome she had when she first had an in situ melanoma removed from her jaw […]

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Patient videos for those about to start immunotherapy

February 2019 A group of researchers at Peter Mac have spent the past year working with patients, family members, nurses and medical oncologists to develop a series of videos for patients about to start immunotherapy. We developed these videos “brand free” so they are suitable for use by all patients, irrespective of the type of […]

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‘Doing it for all those who can’t’: Melanoma survivor breaks down

Source: 2gb, April 2019 Jay’s Longest Melanoma March will see him walk 2000km in 50 days to raise awareness and money for the Melanoma Institute. He breaks down as he tells Alan Jones about 29-year-old Amy, a melanoma sufferer who will be cutting the starting ribbon on Sunday. “She’s been told she’s gonna die Alan,” […]

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